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Stories of Inspiration: Diana’s Story

Posted on October 25, 2010 in More Fun by | Comment

October is winding down (can you believe it!) so we’re coming to a close with our American Cancer Society campaign. This week we wanted to share with you some colorful pictures from a Lilly fan of ours. These photos come to us from award winning reporter and anchor for Eyewitness News at 5:00pm Diana Williams. Diana joined Channel 7 in 1991 as a general assignment reporter. Diana has covered stories ranging from the troubles in Ireland to President Bush during the Gulf War and the congressional reaction to U.S. military moves. Diana attended President Clinton’s inauguration in 1993, and covered the New York City Democratic National Convention in 1992. She has also covered the Republican National Conventions in San Diego, California in 1996 and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2000.

An experienced journalist, Diana has reported extensively on Pope John Paul II, first in New York City, then in Baltimore, Maryland in 1995. She has followed the Pontiff on his pilgrimage to Israel in 2000 and the Pope’s trips to Mexico City and St. Louis in 1999.

In addition to anchoring Eyewitness News, Diana hosts a weekly show called “Eyewitness News Up Close” the political talk show focusing on issues and information important to residents in the tri-state area. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Hillary Clinton, and a host of other political figures have been guests on the show.

Diana is the recipient of numerous awards including the Headliner Award and the New York Associated Press first place award for her story, “Shelters of Shame”. Diana holds a BA in economics from Duke University, where she now serves as a member of The Duke Library Advisory Board. In addition, she is s trustee for the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences and its New York chapter.

Diana resides in Westchester County with her husband and three children. Diana has shown her support by emceeing the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfasts and events in the Eastern Division since WABC-TV New York first partnered with ACS as a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer New York Metro media sponsor 13 years ago.

 

Thank you, Diana, for helping us spread color and build awareness around the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign!

 

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